The season 6 finale of The Walking Dead was the "Last Day on Earth" for a couple of core characters. The Season 7 finale will be the complete opposite of that, as the newly revealed title reads, "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life."
The synopsis for the episode reads, "The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; the group enacts an intricate plan." The Season 7 finale is scheduled to run from 9 pm ET to 10:25 pm ET, giving viewers an extra 25 minutes of time with their zombies.
With Season 7 of The Walking Dead operating under a recurring theme of characters saying the episode titles, one has to wonder which character will deliver this line. The likely candidate is Negan, as he is a showman constantly bursting out with monologues which tease people's future under his oppression. However, the line may very well come from Rick Grimes who is looking to shake things up.
"Well, there are losses," showrunner Scott Gimple said of the Season 7 finale. "As the stakes get higher and higher... things start to get more intense and heartbreaking, and yet everyone has to sort of band together and keep going."
Like much of Season 7's back half, the finale will balance its gritty, dark moments with a sense of levity. Gimple says the Greg Nicotero-directed "has darkness and light, real horrific moments, betrayal, and real moments of beauty, redemption, love, and friendship. It's sort of the panoply of human and Walking Dead experience."
Many are expecting to see one particular character bow out in the Season 7 finale, as Rosita enlisted Sasha on an apparent suicide mission and Sonequa Martin-Green joined the cast of CBS' new Star Trek series. Of course, it could be a set up for a death swap playing on fans' expectations based on events from The Walking Dead comics.
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